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Old 10 October 2009, 16:48   #1
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No KILL SWITCH ! Info Please

Hi ribbers,
as I have limited knowledge regarding outboard engines, I think I have a problem.
I will be using an old Mercury Blueband 20 on my small Flatacraft rib, and am aware that it does not have any sign of an Engine Stop or Kill Switch present.
There is a type of electrical socket to the gear side of the front of the engine, but I am assuming that is a 12v take-off for nav lights etc. I may be wrong, and there is something missing here.
Is it possible to connect some type of universal engine stop switch, possibly with a lanyard, to this outboard, as the only way I can stop the engine is to remove the fuel line !

I have built a jockey console, so will need to run wiring back to the engine, would It be okay to route the wiring along the steering cable, or are there better ideas?
Can anyone recommend an engine stop switch ?
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Old 10 October 2009, 17:10   #2
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There was another thread on here where someone was having to retro fit a kill switch. I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 13 October 2009, 16:15   #3
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Easy as far as i can tell!

A kill cord is a simple contact kind of switch that simply open the igntion curcuit when its broken so all you need to do it stick a kill cord switch inline on the ingition wire.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/yamaha-stop-sw...d=p3286.c0.m14

for example
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An old blueband will need a NC kill switch to earth the ignition to kill the motor. Readily available complete with lanyard.
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An old blueband will need a NC kill switch to earth the ignition to kill the motor. Readily available complete with lanyard.
Yep-simply wire it to the stop button wiring.

<D'oh-just realised you don't have one...>
There's one wire under the cowl that runs from the ignition that kills the engine when earthed.

I've fitted a kill cord to a 20hp blueband recently but I can't remember the colour of it...aaargh...
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No Kill Switch

Thanks to everyone who answered my thread, I am off to buy a kill switch now, just not sure where to fit it ?
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Thanks to everyone who answered my thread, I am off to buy a kill switch now, just not sure where to fit it ?
I drilled ahole in the side of the lower cowling to fit the last one. It's tight but do-able.
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kill switch

mercury stop circuit is the BLACK/YELLOW TRACER WIRE . Connect it to this and clean engine ground . When you swith off or pull kill cord it grounds out the switchbox assy switching outboard off . make sure you connect it too black/yellow
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If you have a jockey console, bring the wire out a suitable hole & lead it forward. (an inline waterproof plug / socket will allow you to remove the engine). The position of the switch is down to tyhe ergoniomicas of your console - either near your knee or the throttle depending where you prefer the kill cord to be attatched.

No problem routing it along the stereing cable - that;s where mine goes (along withthe battery cables), if you an get some "Copex" type flexible trunking will protect it a bit form physical abuse.
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